Belated Sekiu Report - Fly Fishing Forum
Ocean Flyfishing for Salmon Perhaps the most under-rated fishery in the world

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-09-2004, 02:03 AM
NrthFrk16's Avatar
NrthFrk16 NrthFrk16 is offline
Mod
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: NF Stilliguamish
Posts: 1,687
Send a message via AIM to NrthFrk16
Belated Sekiu Report

I fished Sekiu last week with a couple of good freinds. The coho was fishing was terribly slow, however, we did manage to tie into some rod corking, drag testing big mackerel that provided a great sport...especially considering the coho fishing was sooooo slow. We couldn't even buy a fish bucktailing.

An observation with a question. For the first time, I had the oppurtunity to fish a Rio Deep 7 alongside a sinktip with an intermediate running line (new Cortland 555 QD 350 gr 30' tip). I have fished both (and had decent luck with both) but I have never had the oppurtunity to fish each side by side for a couple of days.

The Deep 7s, hands down, out fished my 555 QD eventhough we are all fishing similar flies. I think if I went to a 450 or 550 I could of matched the Deep 7's success but the Deep 7 is such a more pleasureable line to cast and fish. Any thoughts?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	mack1.jpg
Views:	221
Size:	28.0 KB
ID:	3692   Click image for larger version

Name:	mack2.jpg
Views:	230
Size:	22.7 KB
ID:	3693   Click image for larger version

Name:	justincoho1.jpg
Views:	219
Size:	38.6 KB
ID:	3694   Click image for larger version

Name:	justincoho2.jpg
Views:	220
Size:	43.8 KB
ID:	3695  
__________________
Ryan S. Petzold
aka Sparkey and/or Special
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 09-09-2004, 10:18 AM
OC OC is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: I've lost them all but I'm looking for new ones
Posts: 1,368
Ryan,

Looks like you still had a great time. Do you or anyone for that matter know how far in the straits these mackerel will come? Anyone know what they taste like? Also do they migrate with the cold weather coming?
Thanks
OC
__________________
OC
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 09-09-2004, 03:46 PM
topwater's Avatar
topwater topwater is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: south lake tahoe
Posts: 89
the mackerel are out in the ocean every year. i rarely see them even at the entrance to the strait (thank god!!!!!). i see tons of them every year offshore. catch enough of them and you'll know right away when you have one on (first hint, no headshakes... just a constant pressure).

when you are sure you have a mackerel... try this: grab your flyline and hold it with your hand.... you will notice the fish cannot pull your arm.... a great lesson in how a fish can pull really hard at the end of a rod.... but literally cannot break you off with a direct connection.

some people think they taste good... i personally don't. they make great blue shark chum though.... and if you like them there's no limit so you can fill 1,000 freezers.

chris
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 09-09-2004, 08:58 PM
juro's Avatar
juro juro is offline
Coast2coast Flyfishaholic
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Steelhead country|striper coast|bonefish belt
Posts: 20,593
There are also jack mackerel in addition to these horse mackerel, and some boats are getting true albacore way the heck out there (50 miles). We'd run into these macs every time out at Swiftsure Bank.

Somewhere I have a video of the krill being compressed by a wave of macs, then when the krill get pushed into a big wave the coho come jumping over the backs of the macs like extra point blockers on the gridiron gulping mouthfuls of krill. A well placed deceiver gets a hard grab from these fish with consistency, just have to strip it away from the macs.

I sure miss fishing in the potpurri out there!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 09-09-2004, 11:22 PM
North Island's Avatar
North Island North Island is offline
just say no to bait
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: vancouver island north
Posts: 253
Very nice photos,

What was the fly du jour?
__________________
Cheers N I
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 09-09-2004, 11:38 PM
NrthFrk16's Avatar
NrthFrk16 NrthFrk16 is offline
Mod
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: NF Stilliguamish
Posts: 1,687
Send a message via AIM to NrthFrk16
OC-
I talked to a gent at the Marina that mentioned that one Fall, 4 or 5 years ago, they filled the Straight and he would actually go target the mackerel with his 6 or 7 weight because they do provide great sport.

Regarding their table fare, Iíve heard both good and bad. Iíve heard they are good. Iíve heard they bad. That same gent I talked to, told us that the bigger mackís actually tasted great. We killed and cleaned the fish in anticipation of eating them, but I just couldnít eat a fish that ugly!

NI-
Green and white clouser. They didn't care too much for our fancy stuff.
__________________
Ryan S. Petzold
aka Sparkey and/or Special
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Fly Fishing Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Belated Keys report 5/9 - 5/12 Adrian Bonefish, Tarpon, and other Obsessions 4 05-17-2005 01:09 PM
Sekiu in August... fantastic time! juro Ocean Flyfishing for Salmon 2 10-08-2003 06:46 PM
Belated 05/25 - 05/31 Cape Report seuss Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 2 06-18-2003 07:21 PM
Belated Mem. Weekend report... juro Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 10 06-01-2001 04:01 PM
Sekiu Squid juro >> Archive: Ocean Salmon Flies 0 03-26-2000 03:10 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:23 AM.



Copyright Flyfishingforum.com (All Rights Reserved)